The much-awaited season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has started and the fact that made the occasion even more special is the tournament opener. The first game of the IPL 2018 is scheduled to take place between the biggest rivals in the history of the tournament, Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. However, the second game is no less than a thriller as the north Indian neighbors, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Delhi Daredevils (DD) will be locking horns with each other in Mohali. Ahead of this high expectations match, let’s have a look at 5 players to watch out for.
1. KL Rahul (KXIP)
KL Rahul played a crucial role in his earlier franchise Royals Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the 2016 season in their quest toward the final. Even in the recent T20I matches, he has been able to score a half-century more often than not for Team India. Considering his recent forms and batting credentials in IPL, he has to be the most valuable player for KXIP in the series opener in Mohali. There is no doubt about the fact that he will make it to the playing XI and if KXIP dreams to get their maiden IPL title than he needs to score big in crucial games.